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ADULT BEHAVIOR RATING SCALES

There are several Behavior Rating Scales which have been developed for adults. Some of those scales are listed below.

  • Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale by WHO
  • ADHD Rating Scale
  • Barkley's Current Symptoms Scale
  • Brown ADD Scale for Adults
  • Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales
  • Wender-Reimherr Adult ADD Scale

Below is the Adult Scale I like best because it is easy to use.

ADULT ADD SCALE

BEHAVIOR: Circle the number which best describes behavior over last 6 months

Never

or Rarely

Occas. Often

Very

Often

1 Trouble wrapping up the final details of a project, when challenging part finished? 0 1 2 3
2 Trouble getting things in order, when doing a task that requires organization? 0 1 2 3
3 Problems remembering appointments or obligations? 0 1 2 3
4 Do you delay getting started on a task that requires a lot of thought? 0 1 2 3
5 Do you fidgit or squirm with hand or feet, when you have to sit down for long periods? 0 1 2 3
6 Do you feel overly active and compelled to do things, like you were driven by a motor? 0 1 2 3
7 Do you make careless mistakes, when working on a boring or difficult project? 0 1 2 3
8 Difficulty keeping your attention when doing boring or repetitive work? 0 1 2 3
9 Difficulty concentrating on what people say to you, even when they speak directly? 0 1 2 3
10 Do you misplace or have trouble finding things at work or home? 0 1 2 3
11 Are you distracted by activity or noise around you? 0 1 2 3
12 Do you often leave your seat in meetings or other times you are expected to stay seated? 0 1 2 3
13 Do you feel restless or fidgity? 0 1 2 3
14 Difficulty unwinding and relaxing when you have time to yourself? 0 1 2 3
15 Do you talk too much in social situations? 0 1 2 3
16

Do you finish people's sentences, before they can finish them?

0 1 2 3
17 Difficulty waiting your turn, when it is required? 0 1 2 3
18 Interrupt others when they are busy? 0 1 2 3

To Interpret the Results of the above Table:

4 checks in the light blue area(questions 1 - 6), highly suggestive of Adult ADD

If any checkmarks occur in the green area, they provide further evidence for Adult ADD.

 

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING MUST ALSO BE TRUE:

  1. The symptoms should cause significant impairment.
  2. The symptoms should occur across various settings--work, social, and family settings.
  3. The symptoms should have started in childhood

When you complete this, take it with you to your health care professional--Physician, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, etc. You will need their help to obtain a firm diagnosis and find out your treatment options.


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DrJerry@ADHDStrategies.com

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